I have to admit that even though I’m tired of fashion month just by sitting on my couch (attending the craze for even just a week was enough for me) and that I don’t really enjoy seeing the same faces over and over again on the street style scene, especially when I know that among the attendees there are always lot more stylish and unique people that I wish would get photographed, I still always look forward to the street style of Paris. As it’s the fashion capital of the world and the grand finale to all fashion weeks, people knowingly or unknowingly save their best looks for Paris and I love stocking up on inspiration for the next 6 months. Spoiler alert, stop reading this post now if you don’t want your savings to tank – all these looks are good for the soul, bad for the wallet.
Almost as if everyone knew of the importance of being at last fashion week that will host a Céline collection that came out of hands of Phoebe Philo (it was an interim collection but you could see Phoebe all over it), the streets were like a homage to the designer and the brand that shaped almost every wardrobe of every woman around the world (even if you never owned a piece of Céline, you were a part of the aesthetic she created by wearing pieces of Zara, Mango, H&M or countless other brands and new designers that were “inspired” by her). The madame boots, printed turtleneck tops, pleated skirts, cropped jacket with the “tail” – it was everywhere. Here are my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week streets, living proof of how much we’ll miss Phoebe. Forever.
As though my shopping addiction, or my shoe addiction, or my shiny & vinyl clothing addiction wasn’t bad enough… As though missing Paris all the time and seeing it on everybody’s Instagram feeds everyday wasn’t hard enough… As though finding the Le Specs The Last Lolita sunglasses wasn’t tough enough… As though I needed more excuses to buy more and more sneakers… Paris Fashion Week (hence the fashion month) is over and street style was so SICK that now I want to buy everything and go to Paris at the same time so maybe you can help me by telling which organ is worth the most?
Fashion month is finally over and despite not getting off my couch for even a second this whole time, I’m exhausted. But luckily it all ends with Paris so we are left with lots and lots of Balenciaga and Céline in our minds, to keep it going for the months to come. My one trend takeaway from the whole thing though: if you ever bought two different colors of the same shoe just because you like it so much and have always felt guilty, now is your time to flaunt both of them at the same time with no guilt. For more inspiration (because we won’t be getting a new batch of street style looks until June) here are my favorite 90 looks from Paris Fashion Week.
Normally I find the fashion calendar deeply disappointing every year in the sense that couture week comes after menswear fashion weeks – street style vise – because I don’t like the transition from real street looks of natural menswear styling to over the top couturesque looks. However this year Demna Gvasalia effect was so dominant even the couture week streets were filled with puffer jackets. In fact puffer jackets were all there is, to a point of absurdity, but no complaints here.